Prepare for the Exam

The Exam Content Outline

The content of the National Home Inspector Examination is based on a formal study that defines competent practice. This study serves as the “blueprint” for the examination. The content outline is neither a detailed description of all topics that may appear on the examination nor all skills necessary to perform a competent inspection. Click here for a PDF of the Exam Content and Overview.

References List

Each question on the National Home Inspector Examination is referenced to an authoritative, published source or based on the consensus of the Subject Matter Experts (SME’s). This link is a list of those sources.

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